At New Avenue, we’ve designed and built a lot of accessory dwellings, backyard cottages, and in-law units. Here’s a look back at some of our favorite projects.
Our first backyard cottage
This was our first project, a tiny backyard cottage for a Berkeley professor. That vaulted ceiling is quite nice. See more: https://www.pinterest.com/NewAvenue/karens-cottage-studio-with-a-sleeping-loft/
A Project with Sunset Magazine
Below is a cottage we did with Sunset Magazine. This 1 bed, 1 bath home features a loft, a kitchen, and a living area. It’s a great example of comfortable living in a small space.
See more: https://www.pinterest.com/NewAvenue/the-new-backyard-cottage-at-sunset-celebration-wee/
A Studio with bath, living area, and loft
Below is a 469-square-foot studio with a gorgeous entry and beautiful landscaping. The loft is a nice size in this one, and there’s even a shed for storage. See more: https://www.pinterest.com/NewAvenue/susan-s-cottage-studio-with-upstairs-loft-in-the-e/
A multipurpose office/guest room/storage space
Meet Bruce, Nancy, and their daughter. They needed mores space for guests, so they converted the old milk barn on their property into this amazing accessory building. Now there’s space for the grandparents when they come to visit, and they’ve got a beautiful office with decor that strikes a perfect balance between rustic and modern. See inside: https://www.pinterest.com/NewAvenue/bruce-and-nancys-pad-in-berkeley-ca/
A garden cottage with kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom
Below is a 420-square-foot cottage with all the amenities of home. Judy’s familly needed more space, and this charming cottage was their solution: https://www.pinterest.com/NewAvenue/judys-garden-cottage-downsizing-to-a-backyard-cott/
What we do
New Avenue is your go-to resource for planning and building. We pair clients with talented, proven architects, provide the tools you need for project management, and work with local contractors. With support from our system, data, and insights, New Avenue partners deliver outstanding service while saving you time and money.
Our architects can work in any style. The projects you see here are all in the mid-range for costs. We can show you some luxury projects and more basic projects, too.